Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
My current body of work is a series of drawings that juxtapose characters of fiction and reality in an attempt to explore the relationship between horror film and contemporary social issues. I strive to render an accurate portrayal of the face to draw the viewer into questioning the troubling narrative these characters illuminate. I focus on retelling stories of fear and horror, and crime and infamy. I want my work to convey ethical dilemmas as they are present within the relationship between horror movie antagonists and the audience (all of us). It is these concerns I attempt to visualize in, my installation, The Psychos. I want viewers to experience my drawings and enter into the narratives by questioning their presence. Horror films offer a shared narrative. They invite us to examine social issues while keeping us entertained. This text describes my current work as a manifestation of these ideas, images, and possibilities.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Stevenson, Paula N., "The Psychos" (2019). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 118. https://doi.org/10.7936/xmpd-vm28.
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